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Aug 11, 2013 1:35am EDT
garcia. kevin, washington post. the honorable rodney alexander, texas state senator. allison fitzgerald. skipping over the speaker for moment. bob carden with card in communications and the speaker committee member who organized today's lunch. i thank you. bobby patton. of thes leader and owner l.a. dodgers. the senior sector producer and manager of political programming for abc news. marilyn thompson, bureau chief for thompson reuters. a host and reporter with voice of russia and blogger for the washington post, she the people blog. rick dunham, a political reporter with the houston chronicle and former national press club president. [applause] it seems now like the whole country was watching when our guests today literally stood up for her belief on the floor of the texas state house. for 12 hours she filibustered of republican-sponsored abortion bill with turf -- on her feet without being able to sit, lead on her desk, or drink water. that made texas state senator, wendy davis, and he wrote to -- a hero to liberals and pro-choice activists. she began working after school when she was
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2013 8:35pm EDT
press club. she talked about her future political plans and political climate in texas. funding education and women's healthcare. she filibustered an abortion bill for more than 10 hours. it eventually passed. it bans abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. this about one hour. >> good afternoon. welcome to the national arts club. the reporter for bloomberg news and the wondrous six president of the national press club. we are the leading organization for journalism. for more information about the national press club, please visit our website. , pleasee to programs visit press.org. i would like to welcome our speaker and those you view in our audience today. our head table and clues guess of our speakers -- includes guests of our speakers. members of the general public are also attending, it is not the silly evidence of a lack of objectivity. [applause] our lunches are featured on podcasts available on itunes. you can follow the action on #.tter today using asill ask as many questions time permits. now it is time to introduce our head against. please stand briefly. from your right
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 10:30pm EDT
. delivered remarks at the future press club, her plans, and the filibuster she held against the texas abortion bill. the bill did eventually pass in july. this is just over an hour. [ gavel ] >> good afternoon. welcome to the national press club. i'm a is angela and reporter for the bloomberg news president of the national press club. we're committed to our future with our programming such as this while fostering a free press worldwide. for more information, please visit our website at www.press.org. offered too programs the public through a national institute, ournal visit press.org/institute. members, i our would like to welcome our speaker and those of you in the today.e the head table includes our journalists who are club members. if you hear applause in the members i'd note that of the club are attending so lack of just a journalistic objectivity. are features on our member-produced pod casts. the conversation #npclunch. using the i will ask as many questions as time permits. to introduce our head table guests. briefly as your name is announced. worthubesdorf, maria, ft. star
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 5:00pm EDT
at the national press club, they hosted wendy davis who held a filibuster in texas on a late-term filibuster. here is a look. you mentioned your feud with rick perry. are you thinking about running to succeed him? >> a lot of people are asking me that question lately. i am working very hard to decide what my next steps will be. i do think in texas people feel like we need a change from the very fractured, very partisan leadership we are seeing in our state government right now. a bid for another statewide office other than governor question mark perhaps u.s. senator or lieutenant governor? will run forthat i one of two offices, either my eat or thete ste governor. one more question. would you consider running as a vice residential candidates with hillary clinton? in answer to that i would say we will have to find out whether hillary is planning to run for president first. >> you can watch the rest of her comments at 6:25 p.m. eastern tonight. also in washington, the middle east institute hosted a discussion about the hub future of islam. in july the country's elected president was ousted by the mi
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 1:00am EDT
of texas in the last five years. roughly one million lost jobs in california. it is amazing. one of the points i made for writing a book on this, what we are seeing is one of the great wealth transfers in american history geographically from states like california that do not get it right, and my state, and states that do get it right, like texas. this is one reason to be bullish on the future of texas. one of the interesting things is texas does a much better job, in my opinion, of economically assimilating immigrants so they are successful here. california is more of a welfare state. it indoctrinates immigrants into the welfare system at a much higher pace than texas does. people come to texas for jobs. people go to california for welfare. you are seeing the differing economic outcomes as a result. texas is the model other states should be emulating. >> stephen moore from a recent discussion we covered. when you see some of those clips, the video portions, you can see them all in our video library. he was comparing jobs in california and texas. we will go to texas next. john, o
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 5:00pm EDT
growth in texas. many have probably seen him on tv. it ordered member of the wall street journal, he writes about immigration, taxes, many things. i am sure you have read his articles. he has been an advocate for years, a scholar, and we are privileged to have you here, steve. thank you for coming. youthing you do well is look state-by-state a lot. you talk about growth and you look at the state and evidence. and what are growing role are immigrants playing in the country? >> first of all, when amity called me and asked me to come here to dallas to speak, i leapt amthe opportunity, because i an admirer of george w. bush. thank you for the invitation. thunder a little bit when you talk about four percent growth year it i would add to what you said, that i do not think we can accomplish four percent growth without immigration. it is a precondition to get to that higher growth rate. it may be too low. we are in the fourth leader -- year of non-recovery. there is no reason the economy cannot he recovering much faster than it is geared five, six, or seven percent growth. it is interesting
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 1:00am EDT
was mentioning that he then added a second story to. >> sherry is watching us in arlington, texas, hi, jerry. >> caller: hello. thank you for taking my call. i have a question about sally and wonder if you could clarify the relationship george had with her that continued until after the revolutionary war. was she aware of that relationship? how did she deal with that? or was it something that was not discuss? >> you want to start? >> want to disagree. >> you disagree. >> this is a classic example of where unfortunately mrs. washington did her cause no good by burning all of those letters. in the late 1950s, two letters were discovered which the vents of reigning biographer, james thomas flexner made a great deal out of. some would say perhaps exaggerated. >> way too much -- >> -- their significance. sally fairfax was the wife of george william fairfax who was a neighbor and close friend. some people described him as washington's best friend. they lived just down river of -- from mt. vernon. clearly -- what i think clearly there was a -- i would use the word "infatuation." sally was an older,
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 12:00pm EDT
a filibuster that lasted 10 hours against the texas abortion bill. it eventually passed. you can see her marks live at 1:00 eastern. also live, the new jersey senate democratic primary debate. this election is being held to fill the seat of frank lautenberg. coverage courtesy of new jersey public television. 1:00, remarks from wendy davis from the national press club. until then, a discussion on the amount of money the pentagon spends on generals and admirals. host: we are joined by todd harrison at the center for strategic and budgetary assessments in washington. this is a subject that received scrutiny in washington following the fallout of the scandal involving david petraeus. it has come up again as the department of defense eyes and additional cuts. here's a headline -- are all these cuts going to come from the lower ranks, or do there need to be cuts at the top as well? is still to be determined how they will make these cuts. it is fair to say that the cuts will have to be proportionate, at the senior officer ranks will be cut in proportion to the junior ranks. the senior ranks have swol
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 10:00am EDT
colleague, ted poe, a cowboy boot-wearing conservative republican from texas could agree on, you would have said, not much. today we are partners in an issue, however, that makes sense regardless of your politics. ensuring sustainable equitable access of clean water for nearly 800 million women, men and children who don't have it and 2.5 billion without the most basic sanitation services. ted poe and i think that politics should stop with water. that's why today we're introducing the paul simon water for the world act of 2013. since congress passed the paul simon water for the poor act in 2005, the united states has become a global leader in efforts to increase access to clean water and sanitation, developing and implementing some of the most innovative approaches to help those in greatest need. we must not only maintain this progress but work to further refine and focus the efforts at usaid and the department of state by enacting the world act. we are committed because dirty water and lack of sanitation fects all areas of development assistance. especially the case when it comes to women a
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2013 11:30am EDT
davis ineend -- wendy texas as well at her filibuster as a texas -- of a texas abortion bill. >> many of you heard my name for the first time last month when, as allison said, in the last hours of the texas legislative session, the partisans and power attempted to pass not just an abortion bill, but a bill that would block health care access to tens of thousands of women across the state of texas. in the process, these partisan lawmakers were seeking to rob texas women of their voice. because when women showed up at to testify, and they showed up by the thousands, many of them were turned away. and they were unable to give voice to an issue that had a very real impact on their lives. before i took the floor that morning for the longest 13 hours of my life, i worked with my staff to track down testimony that had been submitted in the committee hearings that had not been read. during the next hours, i read every single one of their stories out loud. with aere real people very, very personal stories to tell. many of whom had never, ever given voice to their story before. to anot
CSPAN
Aug 23, 2013 7:00pm EDT
to dublin, new hampshire. this is a fundraiser with texas senator ted cruz, one of the candidates we might see run for president in 2016. the chair of the new hampshire gop will introduce senator kelly ontte, and then we will move to ted cruz's remarks. tos is part of c-span's road the white house coverage, starting with music i a local singing group. group. local singing ♪ ♪ america, blow the trumpet of freedom lying down in unity one nation unto god in liberty against the odds we will stand for freedom america ♪ ♪ ♪ let it resound through golden plains from sea to sea and over the purple mountains majesty let it rise above the sea landghout the lambda-- the and be the heartbeat of every man america blow the trumpet of freedom no stopping now we will charge on today might we join ourselves in unity one nation unto god in liberty against the odds we will stand for freedom america ♪ ♪ ♪ [applause] >> thank you so -- is this on? thank you so much. can you help me one more time? what a beautiful, beautiful job. beautiful. horne, is jennifer chairman of the new hampshire republ
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2013 9:00pm EDT
you texans call up, because this administration was responsible for the annexation of texas. the tylers have a lot of children. >> it is what kept them apart for a great deal of their married lives. john tyler was constitutionally incapable of being out of public office. he was addicted to it so left her at home to run the family, to run the business, and to continue to manage this incredible group of children they had almost from the very start. >> running their plantation would have been how large an operation? >> one of the issues is a are always on the very edge of solvency, so they never live one place more than 10 years. they are always moving around. they own between 30 and 35 slaves, and they are growing wheat and corn for about 600 acres to 900 acres, and that is between plantations. they then moved to the other side of virginia, so they are continuing to try to figure out a way during these striking economic changes to the country and go into what is going on in 1837, to find a way they can keep their heads above water, and with john tyler gone for so long and so o
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 5:00pm EDT
to the distinguished, articulate and experienced member of the judiciary committee, ms. jackson lee from houston, texas. the chair: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the chair: without objection, so ordered. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman from tennessee for his distinguished leadership and friendship and the chairman of the full committee because i believe that it is fair to have a difference of opinion. it is also fair to say that there are times when we have a great opportunity to work together. and i believe that the gentleman mentioned my tenure on the judiciary committee, so let me document for my colleagues it's reins act goes around -- colleagues, the reins act goes around and around and around and around. it is constantly repeated and reintroduced and it constantly fails. for the new members on my friends on the other side of the aisle who are standing up and talking about what a great impact this would have, using old data and misinterpretation. for there is no real documentation that the reins act
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 1:00pm EDT
. these are just rough numbers, about a million new jobs in the state of texas in the last five years. roughly a million lost jobs in california. that is amazing. points is what we are seeing right now is one of the great wealth transfers in american history geographically from states like california that don't get it right, my home state of illinois that don't get it right and states that do get it right like texas. this is one reason to be bullish on the future of texas. the interesting thing is texas and california are the two highest immigration states. the tax system is a much better job of economically assimilating immigrants so they are successful here. tell a foreign more of a welfare invites immigrants and the welfare system at a much higher pace than texas does. people come to texas, in my opinion, for jobs. people come to california for welfare grade i think you see the differing economic outcomes as a result. texas is the model other states should be emulating. see that entire event coming up today at 5:00 eastern. live at 7:00, c-span will host a town hall looking at immigration a
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2013 6:00pm EDT
at the national press club luncheon trade she launched a filibuster against the texas senate abortion bill. it eventually passed in july. we will have live coverage of remarks beginning at 1:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. later in the day, new jersey democratic candidates will debate live from the campus of montclair state university. rushan watch cory booker, holt and frank pallone and new jersey state assembly member sheila oliver@7:30 p.m. eastern also on c-span. " isoining us on "newsmakers senator patrick leahy. .hanks for joining us joining us for the questioning, phil mattingly, of bloomberg news. and legal affairs for cq roll call. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for being here. >> your committee has been at the center of two of the biggest debates, guns and immigration. as we head into this recess, i'd like to know what your personal top priorities are for the remainder of the year. -having a lot of quiet -- i've been having a lot of quiet meetings with members of the house. to get something on the president's. hearing this week, is getting nsa information on americans, i don't
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2013 2:00pm EDT
i frequently tell my washington colleagues -- everything is bigger in texas but me. if you can't see me, you can at least hear me. i was delighted to accept the invitation to speak before the bipartisan policy center for a couple of reasons. number one is because of the outstanding work you have done in the housing arena and number two, i live about re-miles from here so it took me about seven minutes to get here. as a fairly new chairman of a standing committee of congress, i have a number of speaking invitations that come my way. a lot of press is interested in speaking to me me but i assure you, i don't have to work to remain humble. i accept the number of them and my home, i was working on one of those speeches after dinner and my wife who helps keep me humble, comes into my study and says -- ok, in washington, you made me mr. chairman but in dallas, you are mr. dishwasher and they are not getting any cleaner. i took my wife's subtle hand and dropped the speech and went into the kitchen and began to work on the dishes. a few minutes later, the phone rings and she picked it up and
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 9:00pm EDT
show up in washington, asking congress to do things like not annexed texas. it was seen as a great slave conspiracy, which it was. end slavery and the district of columbia. many of these were gathered by women, and many women sign these petitions. what you get is women actively participating in politics to change america for the better. the other great women's movement is the temperance movement. they are active in movements to prevent prostitution. these are things that are close to what would be considered omesticity for women, but is outside the house. it is in the public space. someone like sarah polk, with the exception of temperance, would have been appalled at what these women were asking for. eventually, by 1848, someone in and a few men, such as frederick douglass, are asking for the right to vote for women. that is a long time in coming. it is beginning at this time. >> headers on the phone from jackson,, mississippi. what is your question? >> i would like to know who ran against james k. polk when he as running for president and did sarah polk play the part? >> polk runs
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 9:00pm EDT
there are people counted as refugees. host: the next caller is a doctor from texas. go ahead. mute television or radio and go ahead. caller: yes, i am a doctor. i have been trying for the last couple of months to go there on my own through u.s. agencies. i have e-mailed and called to see if there's opportunity for me to go there and work. i have not gotten any answers. i just got an e-mail a couple of weeks ago. i have been trying for months of on e-mail and phone. there is an opportunity to go, but you would have to come as a consultant, as an intern to work because you are not a licensed physician in syria and cannot work over there. could i go through you to go and help? i work for 15 days and it 15 days off. i do want to work a little bit over there. guest: thank you for your call. you are very generous with your time. it can be greatly appreciated. i think you have a better chance of being able to volunteer or devote your time working with a non-governmental organization than by applying directly to an agency. there are groups you can consult. there are umbrellas of non- governmental org
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 6:00am EDT
population by more than 3,000 over the next 10 years, saving more than $40400 million. in texas investments in drug treatment for nonvie leant leapt offenders and changes to parole policies brought about a reduction in the prison population of more than r5,000 inmates last year alone. in the same year, similar efforts helped arkansas reduce its prison population by more than 1,400. from georgia, north carolina, and ohio to pennsylvania, hawaii and far beyond reinvestment and serious reform are improving public safety and saving precious resources. let me be clear, these measures have not compromised public safety. clearly, these measures can work. it is time for others to take notice. 6 [applause] my policies and i will continue to work. the a.b.a. has catalogued tens of thousands of statutes that impose unwise and counterproductive clathclats radical consequences on people who have been convicted of crimes. i've asked state attorneys general and a variety of federal leaders to review their own agencies' regulations. today i can announce that i've directed all the department of justice comp
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2013 1:00am EDT
attorney general of california, governor of maryland, from texas, and locally, there is a great guy, a commissioner of california. these are all candidates who will be speaking to racial and economic justice. >> all the candidates you mentioned were democratic candidates. caller: that is my party. correct. >> thanks for calling. susan is on our independent line. who do you like there out there as a future independent. caller: the only one who has been honest is rand paul. also, his father, ron paul. what a combination. only has been honest in the things that have been brought up and giving credit where credit is due and saying, if we want to change anything, we have to go to congress. they are the only ones i have heard for the last years that have been honest. so, that is just my opinion. >> senator rand paul is on your screen. critical today of president obama's decision to postpone the military exercise with egypt, making the announcement earlier. we will show you the president's comments later on in the headline. they write senator paul says the law is very clear. "mr. president
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2013 9:00am EDT
tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized. >> mr. speaker, in the president's pivot back to jobs last week, he told a crowd that america has fought its way back after the start of the great recession. mr. wilson: five years ago unemployment was at 6%. now it's at 5.5%. five years ago 30 million americans received food stamps. today 47.8 million are enrolled. we are no way back to where we were before the 2008 collapse. as the president's -- it's the president's economic agenda that's pushing further us into danger. as a business owner of 42 years, i've been on the receiving end of these job-killing policies and i know what we need to get the economy back on track. we need to reform the tax code. we need to ensure our military remains fully funded and well-equipped and the best in the world. we should never accept 7.6% as the normal level for unemployment or 15% poverty rate and we should never accept an econ
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2013 10:00am EDT
davis ineend -- wendy texas as well at her filibuster as a texas -- of a texas abortion bill. >> many of you heard my name for the first time last month when, as allison said, in the last hours of the texas legislative session, the partisans and power attempted to pass not just an abortion bill, but a bill that would block health care access to tens of thousands of women across the state of texas. in the process, these partisan lawmakers were seeking to rob texas women of their voice. because when women showed up at to testify, and they showed up by the thousands, many of them were turned away. and they were unable to give voice to an issue that had a very real impact on their lives. fo
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2013 10:00am EDT
in texas? >> i do not think they have. two texas made changes hours after the supreme court came down, the state was not acting like they are open to any negotiations. i am hoping we can go back and have a new voting rights act. the supreme court is sharply divided. they understood this a lot hours.and hundreds of there voted for by republicans and democrats. five people say you must have done it wrong. they admitted there will still be voting rights violations. and i grew up in the civil rights era. we have got to come in with this. we did it in a nonpartisan way last time. i would like for us to do that again. >>. might have had a story where he talked to a councilmember and supporta lot republican this but they do not want to be named publicly. why is that? you have a small but very vocal minority. a republican party that has taken in idealistic attitude, get rid of everything. they are the ones that killed the major farm bill. >> do you want to name names? [laughter] that is why even during the debate running up to the immigration bill people were saying they could not possibly ge
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 6:00pm EDT
arizona and texas, and arizona there have been significant demographic shifts that have identified opportunities to begin likely did in colorado and virginia to turn states that were decidedly red to purple and then eventually to blue. we are going to do that through aggressive voter registration efforts. we are going to talk about the democratic agenda, making sure hold republicans accountable. >> you were talking about holding republicans accountable. intensive a message for 2014, what case can they make that they should be taking control of the house. can they make the argument that you have done anything to move congress toward a positive resolution? >> president obama and congressional democrats have been trying to make sure that voters have two distinct choices. they clearly chose president obama and democrats. they want to continue to rebuild this economy from the middle class out. they want to make sure when it comes to housing everybody has an opportunity to live the american gene and have a safe and secure roof over their heads. they want access to affordable healthcare.
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2013 8:00pm EDT
in glove. they died within a short time of each other. in east texas. but your grandmother or great- grandmother question mark >> -- your grandmother or great- grandmother? >> great-grandmother. >> have you ever studied it? >> as much as i can. i have always been interested in african-american history. it is exciting what you can find. you think it is a blank wall but it is not at all. you just keep digging deeper and deeper. i enjoy that with the white house. ,he first white house was built in part, by african-american slaves. they could get the education from me european workers -- from the the european workers -- from the european workers. african-american mixed with african americans. the first bonded steward of the white house was african- american. because of things of value in the white house were under his responsibility. he died under johnson. -- sarah martin, on the massachusetts historical society, has a comment about abigail adams. ladies"remember the letter is a letter that everyone knows. what is fascinating about the comments,that the quite far down in the letter -- t
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2013 1:20pm EDT
eligible voters in the rio grande valley in texas. some of the people were understandably wary of a blonde girl from chicago who do not speak a word of spanish, or texan for that matter. [laughter] but the law belonged to them as much as to me. they wanted to vote. we have made real progress since those days. but we still have deep flaws in our electoral system. between one quarter and a third of all eligible americans remain unregistered and therefore unable to participate. compare that to canada, our neighbor, where most citizens are registered automatically to vote when they turn 18. i held a forum in cleveland after the 2004 election with my friend, the late congresswoman stephanie jones. there were reports of african- americans waiting in line to vote for 10 hours while whites in affluent precincts next-door waited 10 minutes. african-americans received flyers telling them the wrong times and days to vote. students from kenyon college old -- told they had to wait half a day to cast their votes. they were registered. they were eager to vote. the machines were allocated in a way that en
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2013 3:40pm EDT
. the gentlelady from texas for five minutes for any questions she may have. >> let me thank you very much for what i think is a vitally important hearing. click some breaking news from the state department which says it is extending the closure of embassies in the middle east and north africa, indices that were closed because of possible threats by al qaeda and its affiliates. those indices are scheduled to be closed through saturday. in the statement, the state department says since the indices and consulates would be closed anyway for most of the week for ramadan, they have extended those closures. not an indication, the statement says, of new threats. that again from the state department. one embassy that will not be included is the u.s. embassy in baghdad. it along with a few others have been authorized to open for normal operations tomorrow. and here on c-span, texas wendyatic state senator davis will be speaking at the national press club luncheon tomorrow. in june she launched on more than 10 hour filibuster against the texas antiabortion bill. we will have live coverage of her remarks begi
CSPAN
Aug 30, 2013 8:00pm EDT
a significant role as we should. texas will be one of them. >> you will be behind wendy davis. >> will be in texas in a bigger way. >> you mentioned secretary perez and your expectations. if you're looking at -- to join a fight instances that he will face that tell us about how we will proceed. what are you looking for. >> and he is being helpful now. he's in the middle of the talk on health care. he is the one solving the problems we have in health care. very important, very instrumental. we will see what he does on classification, and misclassification. on prevailing wage. things like that. he has his record. his record shows he has been willing to stand up and support working people. we believe he will continue to do that. i think he will be more aggressive. i think he will be more focused. his background is such that he understands a little more effectively how to enforce laws and how to run a large agency. the department of labor is very large. i think he has his experience, and his history will serve him well in this job and allow him to be a very effective secretary of
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 5:00pm EDT
arises when a couple married in california or another state moves to state like florida or texas that does not respect their marriage. until we succeed in getting rid of the remaining marriage bans in these states it's clear those governments will not recognize the couple that is married and they will get some but probably not all of the federal benefits they would get if they were living in a state that respected their marriage. at administration has been coming out with guidance on various benefits since the decision came down so we have some answers at this point. it seems pretty clear for immigration purposes, the 70-thre federal government will respect the marriages that were married in any jurisdiction that allows it no matter where the couples live now. federal employees will be able to get spousal health insurance and other benefits if they're legally married in any state regardless where they currently live. same for military spouses. so we have some clarity on some of these issues. the two big ones that are sort out of out standing and waiting for guidance from the admi
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2013 5:00pm EDT
will take it down another 0.15%. we are north of the 13th largest economy in the world in texas, so you have to remain competitive. if you want people to invest more, if you allow people to keep more of their money, we know as conservatives, they will either suspended or save it and invest, which is good for the county. we overhauled our worker compensation system. we have some of the highest rates in the nation as well as in the region. we revamped our system, moving from an antiquated system, moving to a new system that will essentially safe employers, people who create jobs, 15% to 20% on their premiums every year. people always say, stop talking about social problems. i think that is nonsense. you take every social issue known to man, whether it is high incarceration rates, drug and substance abuse issues -- i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient, and that is the breakdown of the family unit. this year in oklahoma we said we would do things to promote the family, going on a campaign to express why strong families are not as good for society, they are good for the economy, a
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am EDT
the person. they only care about their power. host: here is tyler from texas. caller: regarding boehner being the leader. he is not the leader. mcconnell is not either. teddy cruz is the one who is going to bring this thing home. , heas not been wrong yet knows the constitution better than anybody up there. he is fighting this obamacare thing. it is our last chance to move government overreach. host: why are they not being leaders in this case? night jimesday demint, ted cruz, and rafael were in dallas, and the night before they were in arkansas. the people have to rise up. we are the government, not those guys. ted is trying to help us take our country back. host: the caller brings up senator cruise speaking at a fundraiser in new hampshire -- senator ted cruise speaking at a fundraiser in new hampshire. here's what he had to say. [video clip] >> we are right now in the middle of a fight. we have the single best opportunity we have had to actually succeed in stopping obamacare. on september 30, 38 days from continuing resolution that funds the federal government expires. i have publicly pled
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Aug 4, 2013 11:00pm EDT
-in-glove. a short died within time of each other. that's not an unusual story. that's in east texas. >> great grandmother. skip a generation. i was a late child. your much of that was in family. >> slave s? >> lots of them. it?ave you ever studied >> as much as i can. as much as i can find out, i have. i've been interested in it. i've been interested in african-american history from point of view of coming through that period. what you can find. you would think it's a blank wall. there isn't at all. all manner is to dig deeper, dig deeper. i enjoyed that with the white house. of course, the white house is built by african-american slaves and often an arrangement would be made that the master could be aid back in the wages and the man could be freed and get the education from the skilled european workers. but they t like it, thought they were giving their nstruction away and creating competition. it was there and all through the taff has been african-american or mixed with african-americans. stewart of the white house was of course african-american, william slade. bonded because of the things
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Aug 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
the people actually want. we do not need rushed legislation, social security cut. fred in texas. republican calller. federal lot from my understanding is based on public law passed by congress, rules and regulations written by the agencies, case law from the federal courts and then the executive orders written by the president. four being done, democrats are blocking everything congress does. www.regulations.gov you'll find out we a pass 6000 regulations in the past month. the attorney general in the state of oklahoma has filed suit the epathe epa because gets sued in federal court by an environmental agency, environmental group. the epa walks in and says you caught us, we capitulate. so they are making case law and the oklahoma attorney general is saying that is not legal. then you have the executive order written by the president who decides not to enforce immigration or anything else. empty-they are leaving handed is not true. we will hear from two members of the house, the first one coming up in 15 minutes. scott garrett, republican of new jersey. we will also talk with congressman alan
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Aug 5, 2013 7:00am EDT
this issue and how homeland security chairman, congressman mike mackall of texas, he was on cbs's "face the nation." we want to play you a bit of what he said. [video clip] >> we're are on a high state of alert. we're doing everything we can to prevent this threat from ever happening. i must say this is probably one of the most specific and credible threats i have seen since nine-11. -- since 9/11. the state department's warning with respect to the arabian peninsula is significant as well . as your commentator mentioned, al qaeda in the arabian peninsula is probably the biggest threat to the homeland. there is an al qaeda faction that still talks about hitting the west. their expertise is chemical explosive hitting the aviation with thes we saw underwear bomber. we are on a high state of alert. i think the administration's call to close these embassies was actually very smart. particularly with what happened in benghazi when warnings were not heeded. you mentioned the prison breaks, i find that to be very interesting as well. in iraq and pakistan and literally thousands of terrorist hav
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Aug 8, 2013 10:00am EDT
of texas in the last five years. roughly one million lost jobs in california. that is amazing. in fact, one of the points that we make, we are writing a book on this, it's the theme right now is one of the great transfers in american history geographically from states like california that don't get it that is notme state a right, and then states like texas, this is one reason to be really bullish on the state of texas. texas and california are the two highest immigration states. one of the interesting things is that texas does a much, much better job in my opinion of economically assimilating immigrants so that they are successful here. of aornia is much more welfare state. it indoctrinates immigrants into the welfare system at a much higher pace than texas does. people come to texas, in my opinion, for jobs. people go to california for welfare. so you are seeing, i think, the differing economic outcomes of a result of this. texas is the model that other states should be in your lading. -- in your lading. -- emulating. >> you can see the entire interview at 5:00 p.m. eastern. later, the sen
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Aug 18, 2013 9:00pm EDT
%. it down another north of texas. you have to stay competitive. what is good for the state is great for the economy. we overall our workers compensation system in oklahoma. we had some of the highest rates in the nation and the region. we revamped our system and went from the antiquated adversarial system. our system is an administrative will favorthat employers, save the people who create jobs 15% or 20% on their premiums every single year. we did that this year in the state of oklahoma. talking care if you are about social problems -- they say do not going to social issues. i think that is nonsense. in oklahoma, you take every social issue whether it is the high incarceration rates, substance abuse issues, i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient and that is the breakdown of the family. this year in oklahoma, we said yet, and yet, we will do things to promote the family. we will go on a campaign to express to people why strong families are not just rate for society. they are great for the economy. they are great for the state. these conservative values are what lead to
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Aug 2, 2013 7:00am EDT
is in freeport, texas , democrat. caller: everyday filthy rich sell 40e oil executives million gallons of gasoline and diesel to foreign companies. -- foreign countries. they buy over a million barrel of crude oil from 9/11 murderers and sell them to communist. you don't want to say a word about it. why is it you do not want to talk about energy exports? to approve the pipe as far as oklahoma so it is easy to sell to americans and harder to sell to foreigners and we should a.m. the sale of gasoline, diesel, and natural gas to foreign companies. thank you. think well, i personally exports of our access is good and healthy for our economy. they create jobs, two. i want to make sure from the keystone pipeline to that the oil transported from canada through that pipeline does stay in the united states. the reality is, it goes to i think as many as six or seven refineries from kansas, oklahoma, texas, to louisiana. doubt that the vast majority if not 100% of the gasoline will be distributed within the united states and not put on. do export diesel because we don't use the soul like europe d
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Aug 26, 2013 12:00am EDT
your perspective, in texas and how are people feeling about eric holder suing texas? >> there are some who believe that they had a birthday party and others who were not invited. much.ou so very let me express my appreciation for the broadness of this audience, reflective of those who were here in 1963 will stop this is the audience that marched hand in hand. people from all walks of life and all racial and religious backgrounds. we are women and men. we are asian. america is all about. the idea of the voting rights act being undermined and to theted is a statement world that we, too, almost two are different and bring different ideas to the table are not equal. postureou to be in the that you are six, seven, or eight feet tall. we, too, are america. i am honored to be with a man who chairs my committee. "ranking."logy is we need to do better than that. frankly, we were able to be part of the legislative construct of the voting rights act of 1965. we must honor those -- [applause] >> woo! woo! >> i will get the dr.'s question answered very quickly. i wanted us to honor him. it is an ex
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Aug 14, 2013 5:00pm EDT
by the republican from texas so we don't have to worry about this. once we put the operatives concerns at rest we can use it for the potentials out there without worrying about the cloud of big brother. host: what are the high points of the powe promise? guest: it would been the weaponization of drones. that is one key thing. host: is there an appetite in congress to get this legislation done? guest: i think that there's been a lot of interest in there issue. it is a very difficult environment for anything to pass so who knows. but i think what we are seeing in the states is a strong indicator that a lot of people in congress are hearing from constituents and there is a lot of concern about this. host: jim is up next from new york city, democrat's line. caller: good morning. host: you are on. caller: i worked as a commercial airline pilot in this country and the concern about personal information is one thing. you just mentioned not doing drone work that volumes weaponization. if you look at the way the united states uses these things overseas, the united states has a temporary advantage in this
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Aug 6, 2013 10:00am EDT
to help the blockage. it was done this morning at texas presbyterian hospital. he hopes to return tomorrow and resume his formal schedule on thursday. at events coming up, at 5:00, we will bring a discussion of national security and civil liberties from the aspen security for him. here's a preview. i would be more enriched if i could have found a story in which activities of the nsa had actually caused inconvenience, damage, harm to an american. have not seen that story yet. i have not seen a person who was wrongfully identified to be a terrorist, thrown in jail, even the fifth degree, and so on. has been more inconvenience and damage to americans by the no-fly list and by taking off your shoes in an airport that has been done by this program, which is very precisely pointed towards finding people who point real threats to the eights, see who they are talking to, follow them up under supervision in order to identify threats. all the stuff is potential -- we do not trust the government having this information stuff. not real harms caused to real people buy these activities which are causing
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Aug 17, 2013 7:00am EDT
, which is a year, in prison. unprecedented. maggie from texas, independent line. i am a progressive. my choice would be bernie sanders. sanders, heie stands up for the little people. can you hear me? host: go ahead. caller: he is a man of principle. he stands up for the little people. he does not represent the one percent in this country. he represents the other 99%. overwhelmingly choose bernie sanders. host: please tell me what first brought him to your attention. what is the specific thing that got him? caller: i have followed him for years. there are a few good democrats. they are still controlled by the party politics. i will take bernie sanders any day. three comments so far, a wide range of comments, about who best or present your political party. you have heard our folks talk about it this morning. tell us why and tell us who that person is. the phone lines, if you want to give us a call -- here's the latest from egypt, saying -- politics is our discussion for the first topic this morning, who better be since your political party. lakeland, florida, democrats line, hello. has --
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Aug 2, 2013 6:00am EDT
but a single mom of mine working in texas does not. january 1 and the they are forced to by government approved health care or pay a tax. and they are worried about it? i have to tell you, regrettably, to that -- the $2500 reduction in healthcare costs the president promised my constituents is nowhere to be found. mr.cohen, we heard from the head of medicare and medicaid services a few weeks ago. the testing is nearly done with the data and it is already ready -- almost ready to go. i want to ask about that. have you successfully sent a pilot application to the social security administration, and have they successfully verified it back to you? >> we have begun testing with social security administration in may. the testing is continuing and it will be completed this month. >> you are saying you have not yet successfully sent -- >> i will have to get back to you on the details. >> how about with the department of homeland security, the application there. business that is. >> my answer is the same for all of the agencies. we are engaged in testing now. it began a few months ago. it is continuing.
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Aug 10, 2013 6:30pm EDT
democratic state senator wendy davis. plusalks about a 10 hour filibuster she led against the texas senate abortion bill in june. >> c-span, created by americans -- america's abel companies. -- cable companies. thatth the announcement "the washington post" has been sold to jeff bezos, we thought we would take this opportunity to look at changes in the newspaper industry and the potential future of the news industry in general. we have two guests joining us this week. we want to introduce you to alan mutter. insulting,spaper lecturer at the university of california-berkeley on media consultant, lecturer at the university of california-berkeley on media economics. also joining us from our new york studio is edmund lee, the media reporter for bloomberg news. mr. lee, if we could start with you. how big a deal is this sale? in secularig deal terms, at least. in terms of numbers and finance, $250 million is not a lot of money. compared to other media deals, it is pretty small. it is more the fact that it is "the washington post," the storied newspaper. and jeff bezos, on the other side of the c
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Aug 1, 2013 8:00pm EDT
does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: i ask have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number eight printed in part b of house report 113-187, offered by ms. jackson lee of texas. the chair: purr sinet to the rule, the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee, and a member opposed will each control five minutes. the gentlewoman is recognized. the manager in opposition will have the right to close. the gentlelady is recognized for five minutes. s. jackson lee: let me thank my colleagues whenever they engage in debate, i know they have a serious commitment to the process of this house and this nation. i rise today to offer an amendment and i hope that it addresses the chairman's offer of legislative collegiality. if this is such an important effort then i believe that the amendments that have been offered by my colleagues and the one i introduced as we speak is one that makes this bill reasonable. my amendment would except from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rull promulgated by the
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Aug 11, 2013 8:00pm EDT
. not that that is what he was saying. but i have paired >> where are you from? >> i am mercy from fort hood, texas. i am a military brat. my family spent some time at fort clayton in panama. and my parents met in fort campbell in kentucky and that is where i went to high school and college. >> were college? -- what college? >> i went to bowling team -- bowling green, kentucky. >> how did you get into this business? >> my brother had a paper route when i was a kid and that was back in the days when the papers would be dropped off at the would helpa.m. and i my brother fold them and then put the rubber bands on them. we went that fancy back in. we didn't have the bags. so that is what i did in texas. and i wasn't very good at folding. i was a little busy reading. but my brother wasn't paying me anyway. but i have always said i'm glad ,didn't do lawns otherwise i would be in the lawnmowing business. >> wordage dr. college? >> -- what did you do after college? >> i covered everything from andts to cops to city hall then i went to begin newspapers in white plains, new york and i covered politics in westchest
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Aug 11, 2013 11:00pm EDT
have. >> where are you from? >> from ft. hood, texas. i'm a military brat. my family spent some time at ft. panama. in and my parents originally met at kentucky.ll in and that is where i went to high college. d >> what college? >> western kentucky university kentucky the en, home of rand paul. there very soon. >> how did you get into this business? paper route had a when i was a kid. hat was back in the day when the papers would be dropped off i the house at 5:00 a.m. and would help my brother fold them and put the rubber bands on them. weren't that fancy. we didn't have the bags. killeen, at i did in texas. and i wasn't very good at folding. i was a little busy reading. my brother wasn't paying anyway. ut i have always said i'm glad my mother did the lawns because otherwise i might be in the lawn business. >> where did you go after college? first job at the courier journal in louisville, kentucky. court ed everything from to cops to city hall. and then i went to gannett white plains, new york. and i covered politics in westchester county. to the star nt ledger in new jersey where i
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